James B. Earley

Freshman - 893 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Destiny's Wisdom


....Once.......the winds
Of passion flowed
...Amongst the leaves
On vineyard's row

Touching the vines
With such desire
Fueling the flames
....Of a raging fire
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*
*
Destiny's wisdom
....Then...rearranged
Those winds of passion
...To winds...of change

A frigid chill
Displaced the old
With angry gusts
....Of bitter cold

Submitted: Monday, February 04, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 03, 2013

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  • Rookie Mamta Agarwal (6/30/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    beautifully expressed James; blowing hot and cold, vivid, poignant images simply hit me in the gut. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shirley Woods (8/6/2009 4:10:00 PM)

    Hi James,

    Wonderful expression. I am envious of your style - I loved your biography too. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ppp sss (4/24/2009 1:53:00 PM)

    Very, very impressive!
    While each stanza has its merit, my favorite is the third. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Celise Mclean (9/12/2008 10:09:00 AM)

    nice poem Earl, u expressed your words well (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Al Ramos (8/31/2008 8:52:00 PM)

    Should be 'Early's Wisdom', surely a man who has lived many seasons (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fahim Sayed (8/2/2008 4:08:00 PM)

    A beautiful write sir....i really like the title...

    fahim (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Gale (7/24/2008 3:27:00 PM)

    Splendid piece.... much meaning here (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Bonnie Collins (7/23/2008 9:03:00 PM)

    What a beautifull write that brings so much picture to the vineyard from its early sweet grapes to the harvest of the wine... It captures the reader to feel the blustery fall wind blowing but with distant sun and wipping wind blowing upon the now gray vineyard.... Very good write and filled with so much imagery! !

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (7/9/2008 5:51:00 AM)

    truly inspiring, definitely changes the mindset transmuting the negative to positive (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dipika P (6/15/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    expressed really well James..enjoyed readin it! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,860 Points john tiong chunghoo (4/2/2008 8:29:00 PM)

    lovely indeed these creative winds of yours, james. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Esther Leclerc (2/5/2008 12:25:00 PM)

    Insightful... Everything in its season... hopefully, always, only for the better. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emancipation Planz (2/4/2008 1:41:00 AM)

    Salute... a grape composition wisened by weather... or not... (Report) Reply

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